When my family are getting ready to go out, I’m so busy racing around getting everyone else sorted, that I’m often left with minus 5 minutes to get my hair and make up done.
Luckily for me, I’m a fast learner.
I can now get direct Pal to get the children into the car, and get my hair and make up done in record time (well, for me). Or get everything else organised, strap the kids into the pram with a snack, and leave getting my face on until last.
Obviously, because I am a blogger, I have made this skill work for me twice over.
Once, because it’s handy.
Twice, because I can vlog it.
Base: Garnier BB Cream & Roll On Anti-Dark Circles
Eyes: Lime Crime “Nymph” Magic Dust
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
BYS Liquid Liner ($2 bargain!)
Lips: Lime Crime “Great Pink Planet”
See how awesome I am?
Now, here are my five top tips:
1. Cotton buds. You have to be fearless when applying liquid liner, so rather than being really tentative, slash the pen/brush across and hope for the best. If it all goes wrong, use a damp cotton bud for damage control and shaping.
2. Liquid liner is all about elbow placement. Seriously. Well it is for me. If my elbow and forearm aren’t steady, neither are my hands.
I find it best to cross my elbow in front of me, so it’s practically nestled between my breasts.
3. Use either your favourite shadow or a shimmery neutral colour, but choose just one. Getting ready quickly means sacrificing the perfect smoky or contoured and contrasted eye. Also, I like my liner dark and bold, and that’s enough of a statement with a bright colour or shimmer.
4. I haven’t used any hair product or done any styling prior to making this video. I just brushed my hair and air dried it after a shower last night. If your hair doesn’t do what you want it to do with just a few pins, I am a big fan of the twisted fringe and pony tail, or messy top knot. My only hair tips include finding a shampoo that likes your hair, and finding a good hairdresser that understands your hair and your lifestyle.
5. I don’t use a heavy foundation day to day. I find that if I don’t take the time to prepare my face properly (cleanse, tone, moisturise), then a full coverage foundation will look patchy or dry my face out. Seeing as the premise of this video is that I probably haven’t even had time to shower that morning, chances are I haven’t had time for my full beauty regime and so a tinted moisturiser with a bit of eye brightener underneath is enough.
So, how long does it take you to get ready?